Patrick Lamers


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Personal Profile

Patrick Lamers is a Senior Topic and Team Lead in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center where he focuses on cross-cutting questions around carbon management and resource use efficiency. He leads many interdisciplinary analyses that bridge life cycle and integrated system assessments, such as the quantification of benefits and tradeoffs for carbon dioxide removal strategies and their integration into the future energy system.

He provides program support to several U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offices, and currently serves as the U.S. representative for the IEA Bioenergy Task 45 on Climate and Sustainability Effects of Bioenergy within the Broader Bioeconomy.

Patrick has lived and worked on four continents, managing projects for the private sector and governmental and non-governmental agencies. He served as a contributing author to international reports, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is currently an Associate Editor for the journal Frontiers in Climate on Negative Emission Technologies.

Research Interests

Life cycle assessment

Carbon dioxide removal

Energy systems modeling

International collaboration

Professional Experience

Collaborative Appointee, NREL (2018)

Principal investigator, Idaho National Laboratory (2014–2018)

Founder, Mountain View Research, LLC (2014)

Researcher, Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University (2012–2013)

Senior Project Manager, NAVIGANT (2009–2013)

Project Manager, Berlin Energy Agency (2007–2008)

Researcher, Fundación Bariloche (2006)

Researcher, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy (2005)

Analyst, Sustainable Business Network (2003)

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Industrial Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Master, Environmental Management and Policy, Lund University

PhD, Energy and Resources, Utrecht University


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